Animal owners are encouraged to have their pets and livestock vaccinated after a cow in northeastern Dawson was confirmed last week as the county's first rabies case in 2012.
Local animal control officials received verification April 9 that a cow found near Stowers Road and Ga. 400 was infected with the virus.
Longtime Dawson County District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix recently announced her plans to seek a fourth term this year.
A lifelong county resident, Hughes Nix became the first woman elected to the commission in 1996. After taking four years off following her first term, she was re-elected in 2004 and '08.
Mike Berg has announced that he will seek a third term as chairman of the Dawson County commission in the July 31 primary.
A Republican, Berg was first elected to the five-member board in 2004, when he outlined a series of goals based on a principle of balance.
An 89-year-old Dawsonville man died Monday afternoon from injuries he suffered in a wreck earlier that day.
Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone said Heinz Boehm failed to yield as he pulled his 1990 Nissan Axxess onto Hwy. 9 north from a private driveway near Apple Ridge 2.
Nearly 700 voters in western Dawson County will vote in downtown Dawsonville for future elections.
The shift came about Monday as the local elections board unanimously agreed to align local precincts with the district boundaries for the state House of Representatives.
Future generations will get a glimpse of life in Dawson County circa 2012 when they open a time capsule buried last week at the county's new government center.
"How appropriate it is that we are burying a time capsule here at the government (center) and courthouse, because really, a time capsule is something that ties the past with the future," said Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Jason Deal.
The Dawson County commission has appointed Cindy Campbell interim county manager.
Campbell, the county's chief financial officer, will oversee operations in the absence of County Manager Kevin Tanner beginning May 28, when he takes a leave of absence to run for state office.
Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.
Booth space is available for a community yard sale this weekend at Rock Creek Park.
The Georgia Mountains YMCA is considering Dawson County for future expansion.
Rich Gallagher, YMCA president and chief executive officer, confirmed Tuesday preliminary plans are in the works for a standalone YMCA facility in Dawsonville.
Makayla Crowder was shocked and surprised when she was called out of class March 27 by a local deputy.
"I wasn't sure what was going on," the Dawson County High School junior said.
Hearings have been set to gauge public opinion on amending the county's alcohol ordinance, though commissioners don't expect much conflict.
Voters approved a measure March 6 that allows the sale of package alcohol at stores on Sunday in unincorporated Dawson County by a 63 percent to 37 percent margin. Sunday drink sales passed by a similar margin, about 64 percent to 36 percent.
The community is invited to a ceremony Thursday to dedicate a 30-year time capsule that will be buried at the new Dawson County Government Center.
The time capsule will be placed in a flower bed in front of the building and identified with a granite marker that will list the installation date as well as the year it is to be opened.
An ordinance that places limits on clothing donation boxes across the county is up for discussion this week.
A second public hearing will be held Thursday during the 6 p.m. meeting of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. The Dawson County Planning Commission heard the proposed ordinance March 20 and voted to recommend approval as drafted.
Tickets are now on sale for a barbecue chicken fundraiser next week at Julia's Neighborhood Deli.
Sponsored by SunTrust Bank and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, proceeds from the April 10 dinner will benefit Relay for Life, an overnight event in May that celebrates survivorship, while raising money for cancer research and programs.
A special homecoming celebration was delayed a couple weeks for U.S. Army PFC Tyler Youngblood who arrived in Atlanta last month from an 11-month tour in Afghanistan.
Mother Anita Youngblood said life is great, knowing her son is back home safe.
During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...
Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.
Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...
Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.
Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...
Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...
The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...
Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.
Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.
City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.
Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.
The Dawson County School System continues to crack down on local parents violating the state's truancy law.
It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.
A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.